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Welcome to the ASX Options knowledge hub

You will find a range of resources here to help you understand the potential of Options and the role it can play in your portfolio. 

Try our online courses, or test your knowledge with our Options trading game. 

Equip yourself with the knowledge of how Options work and be ready for market opportunities, regardless of which direction it moves. 

What are Options?

Options are contracts between two parties, giving the buyer the right – but not an obligation – to buy or sell an underlying security at a predetermined price at a specified time in the future.

They allow you to ‘lock in’ a future buy or sell price for a security, allowing price certainty. Options can:

  • Get leveraged exposure to the share market
  • Buy time to decide - but lock in your purchase or sale price today
  • Protect your shares from a fall
  • Earn income

When used well, options may have the power to protect, grow or even diversify your investment portfolio. As options can be used regardless of market conditions, they are popular with many investors.

Like any investment, options have risks you need to understand. You should seek independent advice from a professional adviser before investing.  

Previous webinars

ASX Options Masterclass: An Introduction to Options 

For the first Masterclass of 2023, we will be taking you back to options basics. Covering everything you need to know when trading in options, this session will cater to all experience levels and offer attendees the opportunity to ask our expert any options questions they might have.

ASX Options Trading Game - How to Play

Join the ASX/TradeFloor Options Trading Game! In this video, Graham O'Brien, ASX, Kirsty Spicer and Michael Fagan of OpenMarkets Group will take you through the most commonly asked questions around the platform, and show you how to place a trade